Nika Palama is an associate in the Corporate Practice Group in the firm's Chicago office.

Areas of Practice

Nika advises clients on corporate and real estate matters, with a particular focus on the hospitality industry. Nika's corporate practice focuses on advising both private and public companies in transactional matters, including mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures, corporate governance, the formation and operation of business entities, and EB-5 project finance. Her real estate practice focuses on commercial real estate development throughout the U.S., including sales and acquisitions, lending and finance, leasing and development. In the hospitality sector, Nika has experience negotiating management agreements, food and beverage leases, and other operations contracts.



Ones to Watch — Corporate Law, Best Lawyers, 2021-2024


Media Mentions

  • Sheppard Mullin Represents Kratos Defense & Security Solutions Inc.
    San Diego Business Journal, 05.26.2014


J.D., University of Michigan Law School, 2011, cum laude; Executive Editor, Michigan Journal of International Law; Administrative Manager, Michigan Journal of Gender & Law

M.S., Northwestern University, 2008

B.A., Yale University, 2006, with distinction


  • California
  • Illinois
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